Warning Signs - Protect the Title to Your Home

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with International Properties and Investments LLC BK679997

How safe is the public record of your Wellington FL home?

 

Along with the rise of technology comes the increase of fraudulent online activities involving public records. One of the easiest targets is your biggest investment - your home.

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Since your property records are available online, it is very easy for real estate crimes to be committed. Thievery can come in different forms, and the perpetrators have mastered their craft with the help of technology.

 

The best way to avoid becoming a victim is to be diligent in protecting your online records and to always be aware of what is happening.

 

This is admittedly a challenge because life can get really busy.

 

Secure your biggest investment

 

To help better protect your real estate records like the title of your Wellington real estate property from being stolen, here are some of the warnings signs you should look out for.

 

1. Take note of changes.

 

If you start receiving mail in your inbox under a different name, that's a sign that someone could be tampering with your records.

 

Another sign to look out for is when your bills are not being delivered to the right address. It could be that your mail is being redirected to another address.

 

2. When your home is receiving a lot of interest from real estate agents or prospective tenants.

 

Do people come to your home thinking it is the one they saw for foreclosure or for sale? Is your instinct telling you something? If you think something is wrong, don't hesitate to go online and visit the site of the property appraiser to check.

 

Even if you don't find anything wrong, you'll at least feel better that your property records are still the same.

 

As a precautionary measure, you should be constantly checking your online records.

 

3. When your vacation home or second home is located in another city or state.

 

Vacation homes and second homes are among the usual target of real estate crime.

 

To keep your property safe, hire a reputable property manager who'll constantly check and report on your property.

 

Have all mail related to the property be directed to you. Make sure that mail does not contain any of your personal information.

 

You don't even need to see a warning sign. As soon as you're finished reading this post, go check your records online.

 

The takeaway is that you need to be always on the alert. Even a small difference can turn into a big problem. Catching a minor change can lead to early intervention, avoid financial disaster, and protect your home in Wellington FL.

 

Comments (16)

William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is an ongoing struggle.  And some states laws do not go e a lot of protection

Oct 16, 2018 11:41 AM
Nestor Gasset

It sure is.  Pass the word around so it doesn't happen to others. 

Nov 17, 2018 05:56 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nestor- excellent tips. It's no longer enough to protect our homes against human intruders...now we have to monitor online predators. 

Oct 16, 2018 07:30 PM
Nestor Gasset

Thank you.  Yes you do

Nov 17, 2018 05:56 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

             

                          Thank you, Nestor. 

Oct 20, 2018 05:59 PM
Nestor Gasset

No, thank you!

Nov 17, 2018 05:57 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the reminder and the great tips. I will share this post with others

Oct 21, 2018 05:14 AM
Nestor Gasset

Please do, it may save somebody down the road. You are welcome.

Nov 17, 2018 05:58 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great tips for avoiding real problems. Protecting our title is not something I ever gave any thought to!

Oct 21, 2018 07:57 AM
Nestor Gasset

Thank you.  I sent it out to several friends, family members and customers.  Spread the word out you help someone. 

Nov 17, 2018 05:59 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

These are necessary steps to securing your reputation.  Thank you Nestor Gasset .

Oct 21, 2018 10:04 AM
Nestor Gasset

It sure is.  Make sure to tell us, it will help your reputation as well. 

Nov 17, 2018 06:00 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Nestor Gasset - I really didn't know this.  I will have to check my title.

Oct 21, 2018 01:12 PM
Nestor Gasset

Did you check with your title company?  spread the word, it will help others and do good for your reputation as well. 

Nov 17, 2018 06:01 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

The points that you have raised are certainly worth pondering. There are always smart crooks out there trying to find a new way to steal money.

Oct 21, 2018 06:05 PM
Nestor Gasset

Ain't it the truth.  Passed it around help a friend. 

Nov 17, 2018 06:01 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Excellent points, Nestor, and something I bet a lot of people don't think about. I hadn't even thought about issues with the title!

Jeff

Oct 21, 2018 07:22 PM
Nestor Gasset

Thank you.  Please tells or show others to help out and it will do you some good too!

Nov 17, 2018 06:02 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

These are good tips. Unfortunately, we all need to stay aware at all times about our online information.

Oct 22, 2018 03:48 AM
Nestor Gasset

Thank you.  spread the word, like I mention above it will help you and everyone else.

Nov 17, 2018 06:03 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

So true. I'm always amazed at how often and how real the scams are looking online!  And so frequent, too.  

Oct 22, 2018 06:49 PM
Nestor Gasset

Yup me too.   tell others. 

Nov 17, 2018 06:05 PM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Good tips! Everyone needs to be on constant alert! FYI I have a home I wish someone would steel !

Oct 23, 2018 07:44 AM
Nestor Gasset

Thank you.  Everybody does need to be on their toes.  Send me a picture of your home that you want somebody to STEEL. I like that. Maybe if you post it somebody will!  LOL

Nov 17, 2018 06:07 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The time to monitor these signs is never more pertinent than right now. I've caught a few wake up calls in this list. Thank You! Here via Kathy Streib.

Oct 23, 2018 08:41 AM
Nestor Gasset

You are welcome.  I agree with you. 

Nov 17, 2018 06:07 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

This is very good information and now I am going to check my on line records for my home. 

Oct 23, 2018 10:28 AM
Nestor Gasset

Did you check it out?  tell others spread the word. 

Nov 17, 2018 06:08 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That would really be a shocker. I guess it must happen to some people who aren't aware of it.

Oct 24, 2018 01:30 AM
Nestor Gasset

It sure is a shocker. Heartbreaking too. tell others!

Nov 17, 2018 06:08 PM
Nestor Gasset
International Properties and Investments LLC - Wellington, FL
Wellington Luxury homes & Equestrian Expert

sorry for the late response.  It does happen, that why I posted to let others know. Pass the word. 

Nov 17, 2018 05:53 PM